BSM participates in KARE-11 fall food drive

Last year the KARE11 Food Fight collected over 1 million pounds of food, and their goal this year is to collect over 2 million.

Food Fight Logo, 2nd Harvest, Fair Use

Last year the KARE11 Food Fight collected over 1 million pounds of food, and their goal this year is to collect over 2 million.

Frida Fortier, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The Benilde-St. Margaret’s student council is leading BSM in teaming up with Julie Nelson for the KARE-11 Food Fight. However, this is not a traditional food fight. Instead of throwing food around a cafeteria, four KARE-11 news anchors are competing against each other to see who can gather the most donations for a food drive. 

The four teams include Team Randy, Team Bel, Team Perk, and Team Julie. Their last food fight collected over 1 million pounds of food, and their goal this year is to collect over 2 million. These donations will then be donated to support Second Harvest Heartland, as well as other families in need.

BSM was first introduced to this event by parent Julie Nelson, who got to know the BSM community through being a parent at BSM. Through this opportunity, Nelson hopes that BSM will come together as a community to raise donations and awareness for Second Harvest Heartland. “The Red Knight community is one of the most generous ones there is, and I am so excited to partner with [them] once again. One of the highlights from the last food fight was watching a big group of kids from Benilde, all dressed in red, drive up and start unloading boxes of food for families in need. [BSM Students] continue to show up for each other and [their] community, which is what makes Benilde such a special place,“ KARE-11 news anchor Nelson said. 

The Red Knight community is one of the most generous ones there is, and I am so excited to partner with [them] once again.”

— Julie Nelson

BSM will be collecting donations in homeroom on Wednesday, November 21 and Thursday, November 22. The donations collected will then be delivered to Julie’s designated grocery store by a group of students on Tuesday, November 27. If unable to donate through BSM, people can donate to Team Julie by dropping off their donations at the Lunds and Byerlys in Eagan, MN. Financial donations to a team are also acceptable as $1 counts for four pounds of food. “Whatever you can do or give is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Red Knights,” Nelson said.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email